TROOPERS CHECKING IN
Many of the new
entries are from the old, now defunct Guest Book.
YOO/HOOA, MY NAME
IS BOB WYNN.
I WAS ONE OF THE L. CO RANGERS SENT TO 3/5TH TO AUGMENT THE
ARP IN DEC 71. I FOUND THE WEB SITE LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT A VERY GOOD
FRIEND OF MINE THAT WAS KIA WHEN SHOT DOWN IN 67-16717. I FOUND THAT
INFO IN THE GUEST BOOK. THANKS MILLS DID NOT STAY IN THE ARP'S VERY
LONG. A COUPLE OF DAYS. I GOT THE FLYING BUG AND TRANSFERRED TO THE
LIFT PLT AND FLEW GUNNER UNTIL WE STARTED FERRYING BIRDS TO DAN NANG. I
CAN'T REMEMBER THE CREW CHIEFS NAME THAT I HELPED GET THE HANGER QUEEN
"THE RED X" READY TO FLY SOUTH. WHAT A RIDE. A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER ON
THE FLIGHT LINE IN PHI BIA THE DAY THAT THE ROOKIE GUNNER ON EAGLE 835
SHOT A HOLE IN BG HILLS FLOOR CLEANING HIS 38. NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M
FLYING OFF IN THE BADEST SLICK IN COUNTRY. THOSE 50 CAL'S WERE SWEET.
ENDED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BATTLE OF KONTUM. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
I STAYED IN AND RETIRED OUT OF SPECIAL FORCES IN 1990. ONE OF MY LAST
DUTY ASSIGNMENTS IN 1989 WAS IN ROK AS THE PLT/ OIC PATHFINDER PLT 17TH
AVN BRG. BIG BOB, DE OPPRESSO LIBER.
I have some pictures
and other information regarding Charleyhorse from my short time with
them. Will you be at the VHPA reunion> If so look me
up. Several former members of the gun platoon will be
there, including Mack Cocherell, Bob Smith, Bob Ramsey, Steve
Wing, and the parents of Lou Breuer.
of Cpt Martin Wayne Gronborg, Jr and Crew
My wife's oldest
brother was attached to the D/3/5 CAV in 12/1970 until
9/1971 and flew
an OH-6A tail 66-07781. He and his crew took an RPG in the
cockpit on Sept.
4th 1971. All were killed. My wife really never had a
chance to know
her brother as an adult. Now that we are in our 50's, I have
around to doing the research, which is way over due. Did
anyone know one
or all of the crew members who were killed? According to
along with Marty, there was PFC Bernard Guy Dillenseger and I
believe SP4 James
Paul Pettiegrew. I would like to try and arrange a
reunion among any
who knew Marty, so my wife can learn what his personality
was while over in
Nam. By the way, I served in Vietnam in the Air Force
Ton-Seh-Knut briefing the "Nightshadows" and Phu-Kat, debriefing
If anyone has
information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add my
name to your listing. I was with DTrp. from May 1971 to Feb.
1972. Does anyone know how to contact SFC Belcher?
I served in D 3/5 Cav during 1971-72. My memory is short
but I remember Quang Tri and Camp Evans. When are we gonna have a
reunion? I remember Sgt Belcher, SP/4 Nixon, and CPT Laird.
Trying to recall more names. I can't even remember the CO's or Tops
names. I was a SP/5 and worked in maintenance and later in
supply. I went from Vietnam to Ft. Rucker, AL in '72. From
there to 70th Div Reserves in Michigan and then to the 156th Signal Bn
of the Michigan National Guard. I let someone talk me into going
to OCS.....enough said....
Sgt frank Haught...
I was with the
scouts in 70 71 also have the troop year book,Peck Forbes Hiscock
was my pilots Have alot of names killed and wounded that year...Glad to
see the web site.
1LT Roger Crick
When I joined
Charlie Horse in Camp Evans in October 1971, we were D 3/5 of the
101st, attached to 9th Infantry. We used the name Charlie
Horse. Major Seery was Charlie 6. The XO was
Cunningham. One nite Seery got separated from the others in an
aerial fire fight. I heard his radio pleas for contact by
any other Charlie call sign in the area as his OH-6 wandered
around. He rarely flew.
I knew nothing of
unit switches or any other names.
ARP Carl Fosco
I served with C/3/17 and with D/3/5 when we changed while in
Quang Tri. Took part in Laotian invasion. I was with the
troop from September 1970-Feb 1971. I used to drink Coffee with
MSG Ott in front of his hooch. My call sign was 26Papa2. I was
the medic with the air rifle platoon. (ARPS)
When we changed to d/3/5 we put on 9th patches. We were
originally part of the lst Aviation brigade and wore that patch.
When the unit came to Quang Tri it came under the 212th Combat Aviation
Bn headquartered in Danang. The 212th was a lst Aviation
unit. I was a 212th medic and was sent to c/3/17 in September
In December we became D/3/5 or maybe it was Jan 1971.
Ther were no 9th units in I Corps that I know of.
We supported the 1st brigade 5th Mechanized Infantry, the 11th Infantry
Brigade and ARVN units. I left near the end of Feb. 1971 as I had
been in country fourteen months.
I joined Army
Reserve in 1975. I retired in 2002 as a Command Sgt Major.
I recently retired as a history techer.
Charliehorse ARP Bill Alf
My name is Bill Alf. I was the
Charley Horse ARP platoon leader from Dec 70 thru Sept 71.
I saw Kinzey Reeves name as checking in. He was team
SSG Sprague was the plt sgt, SSG Netterville was one of the squad
Kinzey was wounded in the leg by grenade fragments when we were
working in a bunker complex south of QL 9.
If he has an email address I would like to contact him.
Thanks, Bill Alf - Charley Horse 26Xray
I was a Charliehorse ARP with C Troop, 3/17th and D Troop,
3/5th from October, 1970 until October, 1971 in Quang Tri.
I now live in Baton Rouge, LA and came upon your website while I
was trying to look up a friend of mine, Oliver P. Stone, who came into
the unit with me.
I have some photos of my time over there.
If you are interested, let me know and I will try to get them to you.
This website brought back a lot of old memories. Thank you.
D Trp 5-71 to 2-72 Maintenance Service
Charlie horse 6-d Rod Wolf Driver
in 70-71 and scout crew chef and jafo who went down with Peck at fobi
in 71, What a year!
Does any one have a company roster I would like to get in touch with a
few people thanks.
Chuck in Idaho!!